Del. Luke Torian (D-Woodbridge)

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Party
Democratic
District
52: County of Prince William (part) [map]
Took Office
January 2010
Next Election
November 2019
Committees
Appropriations, General Laws, Rules
Website
delegatetorian.com
Copatroning Habits
68% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 89% of them are Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 58% of them are Democrats.
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Bills Passed
90% in 2020
From the Legislator’s Website

General Assembly Session Update: Week 6

February 20, 2021
The General Assembly is beginning to wrap up its special session. Monday, February 22, is the last day for House committees to act on bills referred to them. After that, the full chambers will have one week to complete their legislative duties. We have already made exceptional progress toward recovering from some impacts of the […] The post General Assembly Session Update: Week 6 appeared first on Delegate Luke Torian.

General Assembly Session Update: Week 5

February 12, 2021
The General Assembly formally convened for Special Session 2021 this past Wednesday. This Special Session is intended to run through the end of the month, giving us time to act on all remaining bills and complete work on Virginia’s amended 2020-2022 operating budget. As many of you know, I am seeking to continue serving as […] The post General Assembly Session Update: Week 5 appeared first on Delegate Luke Torian.

House Appropriations Committee Reports Amended Budget

February 10, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RICHMOND, VA – Today Virginia’s House Appropriations Committee reported House Bill 1800, the budget bill, to the full House of Delegates by a vote of 19-2. The Appropriations Committee’s recommended package of amendments to the commonwealth’s 2020-2022 biennial budget includes: $231.4 million for a 5% teacher pay raise $84 million to maintain […] The post House Appropriations Committee Reports Amended Budget appeared first on Delegate Luke Torian.

General Assembly Session Update: Week 4

February 6, 2021
This was “crossover” week in the Virginia General Assembly: the deadline for each chamber to complete work on its own bills. The House of Delegates met this deadline, passing a set of priorities that will help to build a better Virginia, including: protecting families through paid sick leave, expanding access to telehealth and broadband internet, raising the minimum wage for farmworkers, expanding voting rights, […] The post General Assembly Session Update: Week 4 appeared first on Delegate Luke Torian.

Bill to Help Homeowners Facing Foreclosure Passes House

February 5, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RICHMOND, VA – Today the Virginia House of Delegates passed House Bill 2175, the Preserving the American Dream Act introduced by House Appropriations Chair Luke Torian, by a vote of 60-40. The legislation would build on Chair Torian’s 2020 Manufactured Home Lot Rental Act and lay the groundwork for a comprehensive Housing […] The post Bill to Help Homeowners Facing Foreclosure Passes House appeared first on Delegate Luke Torian.

General Assembly Session Update: Week 3

January 30, 2021
Things are moving along quickly during this short session of the General Assembly. Yesterday was the deadline for bills to be referred to the House Appropriations Committee. Looking ahead, the House of Delegates aims to complete all work – not including the amended biennial budget – by next Friday, February 5th. Remember that you can […] The post General Assembly Session Update: Week 3 appeared first on Delegate Luke Torian.

Bill to Establish “VirginiaSaves” Passes House of Delegates

January 26, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RICHMOND, VA – House Appropriations Chair Luke Torian’s House Bill 2174, establishing the VirginiaSaves retirement savings program, passed the House of Delegates Tuesday by a vote of 56-44. VirginiaSaves would be an automatic enrollment payroll deduction individual retirement account (IRA) program housed in Virginia529 to promote retirement savings for private sector employees whose […] The post Bill to Establish “VirginiaSaves” Passes House of Delegates appeared first on Delegate Luke Torian.

General Assembly Session Update: Week 2

January 23, 2021
During this first full week of the 2021 Session we honored Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and celebrated the inauguration of a new President and Vice President of the United States. It is a hopeful time in Virginia and across the country as your General Assembly gets to work building a better Commonwealth. In the […] The post General Assembly Session Update: Week 2 appeared first on Delegate Luke Torian.

General Assembly Session Update: Week 1

January 16, 2021
The 2021 General Assembly Session began this week. The virtual format for the House of Delegates means it is easy for you to follow along and advocate from home: Watch House committee and subcommittee meetings and the House floor session live every weekday here. See our daily meeting schedules and sign up to provide testimony before […] The post General Assembly Session Update: Week 1 appeared first on Delegate Luke Torian.

Chair Torian Announces 2021 Legislative Priorities

January 12, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RICHMOND, VA – Today House Appropriations Chair Luke Torian is releasing his legislative priorities for the 2021 General Assembly session. BUDGET In amending Virginia’s biennial budget, Chair Torian will continue to prioritize education, health care, and workers’ rights. He supports amendments instituting COVID-19 relief for our public schools; new measures to address […] The post Chair Torian Announces 2021 Legislative Priorities appeared first on Delegate Luke Torian.

These are all of the video clips of Luke Torian’s remarks on the floor of the House since 2010. There are 9 video clips in all.

Bills

  • HB1800: Budget Bill.
  • HB1800: Budget Bill.
  • HB2174: VirginiaSaves Program; established, membership.
  • HB2174: VirginiaSaves Program; established, membership.
  • HB2175: Homeowners and tenants of manufactured home parks; housing protections, foreclosures, etc.
  • HB2175: Homeowners and tenants of manufactured home parks; housing protections, foreclosures, etc.
  • HB2176: School board policies; abusive work environments, definitions.
  • HB2176: School board policies; abusive work environments, definitions.
  • HB2177: Capital outlay plan; repeals existing six-year capital outlay for projects to be funded.
  • HB2177: Capital outlay plan; repeals existing six-year capital outlay for projects to be funded.
  • HB2178: Commonwealth of Virginia Higher Educational Institutions Bond Act of 2021; created.
  • HB2178: Commonwealth of Virginia Higher Educational Institutions Bond Act of 2021; created.
  • HB2179: Refunding bonds; alters the principal and interest requirements.
  • HB2179: Refunding bonds; alters the principal and interest requirements.
  • HB5001: Shipping and Logistics Headquarters Grant Program; established, report.
  • HB7001: The Budget Bill.
  • HJ741: Celebrating the life of Mary Louise Tuell.
  • HJ741: Celebrating the life of Mary Louise Tuell.
  • HR230: Virginia House of Delegates; salaries, contingent and incidental expenses.
  • HR501: House of Delegates; salaries, session expense payments, and contingent and incidental expenses.
  • HR720: Salaries; contingent and incidental expenses; and session expense payments.
  • HR721: Celebrating the life of Clyde Nathaniel Washington, Jr.
  • HR722: Celebrating the life of James L. Hicks.
  • HB29: Budget Bill.
  • HB30: Budget Bill.
  • HB1246: Commonwealth of Virginia Higher Educational Institutions Bond Act of 2020; created.
  • HB1247: Capital outlay plan; updates six-year plan for projects.
  • HB1248: Capital outlay bill; timing of required submission.
  • HB1249: Manufactured Home Lot Rental Act; manufactured home park, termination due to sale of park, notice.
  • HB1250: Virginia Community Policing Act; data collection and reporting requirement.
  • HB1251: Health insurance; definitions, payment to out-of-network providers, emergency services.
  • HB1495: Virginia Retirement System; retired law-enforcement officers employed as school resource officers.
  • HB5005: Budget Bill.
  • HR16: Virginia House of Delegates; salaries, contingent and incidental expenses.
  • HR516: Virginia House of Delegates; salaries, contingent and incidental expenses.
  • HR571: Commending Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Semyon Vindman, USA, Ret.
  • HB2431: My Virginia Plan Program; multiple employer plan for private employers and their employees.
  • HB2432: My Virginia Plan Program; establishes My Virginia Plan Board, creates Fund.
  • HB2433: Family caregiver; tax credit.
  • HB2434: Manufactured home parks; sale of park, notice, rights of association.
  • HB2435: Virginia Public Procurement Act; local labor use requirement for certain construction contracts.
  • HB2436: Community Policing Act; data collection and reporting requirement.
  • HB2437: Electronic toll collection devices; monthly statements, fees.
  • HB2474: Long-term care; expediting review of applications, report.
  • HB2475: Virginia Public Procurement Act; use of competitive negotiation for construction, etc.
  • HB2670: Dumfries, Town of; amending charter, town council elections, etc.
  • HB2685: Virginia Military Survivors and Dependents Education Program; eligibility.
  • HB2795: Handheld photo speed monitoring devices; DSP may operate in or around a highway work zone.
  • HJ674: DVS & TAX; feasibility of exempting military retirement income from taxation, report.
  • HJ855: Commending Action in Community Through Service.
  • HJ977: Commending Paul B. Ebert.
  • HR283: Celebrating the life of John D. Jenkins.
  • HR284: Celebrating the life of John Harper.
  • HB1042: Absentee voting; counting military and overseas absentee ballots received after close of polls.
  • HB1044: School board; policies prohibiting abusive work environment, etc.
  • HB1045: Electronic toll collection devices; monthly statements, fees.
  • HB1046: School personnel; staffing ratios, school nurses.
  • HB1047: Manufactured Home Lot Rental Act; definition of manufactured home park.
  • HB1048: Employer-Sponsored Retirement Plans Grant Fund; created.
  • HB1049: My Virginia Plan Program; establishes My Virginia Plan Board, creates Fund.
  • HB1050: Manufactured Home Lot Rental Act; sale of manufactured home park, notice to residents, penalties.
  • HB1332: Virginia Military Survivors and Dependents Education Program; eligibility.
  • HB1377: Epinephrine; possession and administration at outdoor educational programs.
  • HJ102: Military retirement income; exempt from taxation.
  • HJ103: Virginia Retirement System; CNU to study feasibility and merits of a plan.
  • HJ280: Commending the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., Prince William County Chapter.
  • HB2195: School attendance officer; powers and duties.
  • HB2202: Employment; abusive work environment.
  • HB2203: Uniform Statewide Building Code; notice to residents of code violations.
  • HB2204: My Virginia Plan Program; created, retirement plans for employees of private employers.
  • HB2357: Virginia Military Survivors and Dependents Education Program; eligibility.
  • HB2451: Professional and occupational licensing; restoration of rights.
  • HB826: Prince William County Metrorail Improvement District; created.
  • HB827: Concussions in student-athletes; guidelines for school division policies and procedures.
  • HB828: TANF eligibility; drug-related felonies.
  • HJ119: Constitutional amendment; restoration of civil rights
  • HJ159: Public transportation services; DRPT to evaluate study necessary to identify, etc.
  • HB693: Paper ballot; chief officer of election may provide when conditions at precinct necessitate use.
  • HB694: Voter registration; early registration for persons 16 years of age or older.
  • HB1998: State and federal programs; VRS shall convene a work group to review, etc.
  • HB1999: Prince William County Metrorail Improvement District; created.
  • HB2000: Elections; voter registration, early registration for persons 16 years of age or older.
  • HB2001: MMIE projects; Virginia Public Building Authority authorized to finance certain activities.
  • HB2002: 'Jake brakes' or Jacobs brakes; local regulation.
  • HB2003: Virginia Public School Authority; loans to school boards for the acquisition of capital projects.
  • HB2004: School nurses; divisionwide ratio students in average daily membership.
  • HB2005: School Performance Report Card; instructional costs.
  • HB2006: School divisions; concussion policies and procedures; management plan.
  • HB2285: E-ZPass transponder; VDOT prohibited from charging monthly fees.
  • HJ628: Constitutional amendment; restoration of civil rights.
  • HB685: Communications sales and use tax revenues; changes distribution.
  • HB686: Virginia Retirement System; retirees hired as school board security personnel.
  • HB687: Building Revitalization Grant Fund; created.
  • HB688: VRS; management of assets of nongovernmental investors.
  • HB689: General Assembly Conflicts of Interests Act; lobbyist reports.
  • HB691: Prince William County Metrorail Improvement District; created.
  • HB692: Absentee voting; allows qualified voters to vote absentee in person without an excuse.
  • HB693: Paper ballot; chief officer of election may provide when conditions at precinct necessitate use.
  • HB694: Voter registration; early registration for persons 16 years of age or older.
  • HB695: Concealed handgun permit; changes to types of firearms safety courses.
  • HB1101: Service districts; underground utilities.
  • HB1209: Family day homes; approval or denial of application by local government.
  • HJ107: Constitutional amendment; restoration of civil rights if person has served full sentence.
  • HJ402: Commending the National Coalition of 100 Black Women Prince William County chapter.
  • HJ403: Commending Earnie Porta.
  • HJ5004: Celebrating the life of Elizabeth Goode Gary.
  • HB407: Prince William County Metrorail Improvement District; created.
  • HB1326: Concealed handgun permits; firearms safety courses.
  • HB2003: Income tax, state; recycled building rehabilitation tax credit.
  • HB2013: Early voting; any registered voter qualified to vote in election may vote in person.
  • HB2015: Paper ballot; voter entitled to cast when electronic system is available.
  • HB2016: Elections; extension of polling hours from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • HB2017: Mechanical and electronic voting devices; number required.
  • HB2172: Prince William County Metrorail Improvement District; created.
  • HJ904: Celebrating the Life of Robert K. Lehto.
  • HJ905: Celebrating the life of Emma Lorraine Musselman.
  • HJ906: Commending the Pi Lambda Lambda Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
  • HR223: Celebrating the life of Betty Jane Varner.
  • HB403: Governor's Development Opportunity Fund; criteria.
  • HB404: Handheld personal communication devices; prohibits use while driving.
  • HB405: Planning commissions; appointments.
  • HB406: Incentives, local; local government to provide regulatory flexibility to defense contractors.
  • HB407: Prince William County Metrorail Improvement District; created.
  • HB1226: Higher educational institutions; regulation of firearms.
  • HJ356: Celebrating the life of Kevin Timothy English.
  • HB1313: Prince William County Metro Rail Improvement District; created.
  • HB2238: Prince William County Metrorail Improvement District; created.
  • HB2239: Retail Sales and Use Tax; exempts certain computer equipment and enabling software.
  • HB2240: Governor's Development Opportunity Fund; criteria for awarding grants or loans from the Fund.
  • HB2241: Length of school term; minimum number of teaching days if closed due to bad weather.
  • HB2242: School divisions, local; annual notification of estimated average per pupil cost to put on website.
  • HB2243: School board policies; adopt policies which certain electronic records and signatures are accepted.
  • HB2244: Personal Property Tax Relief Act; transmission of certain information by DMV.
  • HB2245: License plates, special; issuance to those bearing legend: IN REMEMBRANCE, APRIL 16, 2007.
  • HB2246: Tuition, in-state; certain civilian employees of Department of Defense employees shall pay.
  • HB2247: Repair of potholes on private property; localities to require on certain parking areas and roads.
  • HB2248: Public transportation service; obstructing operation of transit vehicle is Class 1 misdemeanor.
  • HB2388: Nursing homes & assisted living facilities; required to provide info. about family councils, etc.
  • HB298: Removal of motor vehicles; adds Prince William Co. to localities that may remove or immobilize.
  • HB299: Uniform Statewide Building Code; increases civil penalty.
  • HB1238: Higher educational institutions; crisis and emergency management.
  • HB1239: Tuition, in-state; certain Department of Defense employees as result of Base Realignment & Closure.
  • HB1271: Firearms; governing body of an educational institution has power to establish rules therefor.
  • HB1313: Prince William County Metro Rail Improvement District; created.
  • HJ392: Commending Mt. Zion Baptist Church.